The Scholarship

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The Mandela Rhodes Scholarship is much more than financial support for your studies.

Our unique leadership development programme will empower you to become a leader with the competence and courage to solve some of Africa’s most difficult challenges. You will learn what it takes to heal divides and bring opposites together like Nelson Mandela did, in order to create a better society for all. You will begin a life-changing leadership journey, and find a community of people who share your passion for the positive transformation of Africa.

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Explore & Apply →

Find out if the Scholarship is for you. Discover how to apply.

Life as a Scholar →

Learn more about the scholarship programme. Find out what it’s like to live in South Africa. Hear from past scholars.

After the Scholarship →

Learn about ongoing benefits and opportunities for Mandela Rhodes Alumni.

The Scholars →

Meet and learn from Mandela Rhodes Scholars and Alumni.

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